Our expert says:
If you are experiencing rapid changes in weight, then this could be due to water retention which may be caused by high salt intakes. You do, however, mention that you are trying to stabilise your insulin levels? is this because you have been diagnosed as insulin resistant? If this is the case then I would recommend that you use a low-fat, low-glycaemic index (GI) diet. Such a diet will help to control your blood sugar and insulin levels and prevent sugar cravings, and also promote weightloss. I would recommend that you consult a clinical dietitian for a low-GI, low-fat diet. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. In the meanwhile, click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. Regular daily aerobic exercise for at least 30 min per day can also help you to improve your insulin and glucose levels, so start doing an aerobic exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life).
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